P.S. 361Q Curriculum and Programs


Core Subject Areas

Reading and Writing



Fountas and Pinnell LLI

Fountas and Pinnell LLI


Envision math 2.0

Envision math 2.0

exemplars problem solving

exemplars problem solving


Amplify science

Amplify science

Social Studies

Passport to social studies

Passport to social studies


Special Subject Areas


Ms. brosnan-science cluster teacher

Ms. brosnan-science cluster teacher


Ms. Schwartz-music cluster teacher

Ms. Schwartz-music cluster teacher

Physical Education

Mr. Golas-Physical education teacher

Mr. Golas-Physical education teacher

PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports)

Our school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) system focuses on three primary behavioral expectations that connect to our school’s core values:  

  1. I am a hard worker. (RIGOR) 

  2. I am a problem solver. (RELEVANCE) 

  3. I am a good friend. (RELATIONSHIPS) 

Our three PBIS characters, the “Secret School Superheroes,” represent these three behavioral expectations.  

Our School-Wide PBIS matrix shows what each behavioral expectation looks like, sounds like, and feels like in different areas of our school. 


Special Programs 2019-2020


Yearly Curriculum Overviews 2018-2019

2019-2020 Curriculum Overviews Coming Soon!


Instructional Focus 2018-2019

All Woodside Community School students will show measurable growth in their ability to interpret authentic texts, think critically, on grade-level, and present their ideas clearly, using academic language to reflect content and conceptual knowledge.


Our Community Partnerships




Advisory Program (Social and Emotional Learning)

"When students feel safe and supported, they are truly ready and able to learn." -Laura Weaver and Mark Wilding

We have created our own unique and special advisory program for P.S. 361 Q students.  Our students meet with their advisor in a small group each Monday to learn more about 5 Core Competencies.  In a student advisory program, each student in the school is assigned a teacher or staff member who assists the student in achieving his or her academic and personal goals.

Advisory offers emotional support for students in two forms:

  • First, it supplies built-in peer groups for all students, including new students.

  • Second, it provides students with an adult who knows them well and who can offer advocacy and support in difficult social and academic situations. 

5 Core SEL Competencies:

  • Self Awareness

  • Self-Management

  • Social Awareness

  • Relationship Skills

  • Responsible Decision-Making

Here's a Sneak Peek into our Advisory Program schedule:

  • Read Aloud with Accountable Talk

  • Books on Topics around Social-emotional Issues (self-awareness, resolving conflict, maintaining friendship, demonstrating empathy, etc.)

  • Books on Topics around Academic & Personal Behaviors (Persistence, engagement, collaboration, self-regulation, etc.)

  • Extended Group Discussion

  • Goal-setting

  • Conference & Follow-up


    Zones of Regulation is a conceptual framework used to teach students self regulation and self control. The curriculum teaches students to identify and communicate how they are feeling. Students learn how to move within the zones and learn strategies for getting into the GREEN zone.

    Here are the zones as explained by the creator, Leah M. Kuypers.

  • The Blue Zone
    The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness, such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored. This is when one's body and/or brain is moving slowly or sluggishly.

  • The Green Zone
    The Green Zone is used to describe a regulated state of alertness. A person may be described as calm, happy, focused, or content when in the Green Zone. This is the zone students generally need to be in for schoolwork and for being social. Being in the Green Zone shows control.

  • The Yellow Zone
    The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness; however, a person has some control when in the Yellow Zone. A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, nervousness, confusion, and many more slightly elevated emotions and states when in the Yellow Zone (such as wiggly, squirmy, or sensory seeking). The Yellow Zone is starting to lose some control.

  • The Red Zone
    The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness or very intense feelings. A person may be experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, panic, terror, or elation when in the Red Zone. Being in the Red Zone can best be explained by not being in control of one's body.

Zones of regulation

Zones of regulation


Academies Program

Academies for 2018-2019 feature Performing Arts, STEM, Cultural Art, Social and Emotional work, Fitness, Health and Nutrition, and Sustainability efforts! 

Based on students’ individual Student Profile, each student is matched to an Academy of his or her interest. In partnership with Renzulli Learning/ Go Quest, students will be deeply engaged in inquiry and project-based study within the content of each Academy. 

This year's academies include:

  • Show Stoppers (Performing Arts Theater)

  • Fantastic Filmmakers (Performing Arts)

  • Creative Composers (Performing Arts)

  • Mad Scientists (S.T.E.M)

  • Dancing Around the World (Performing Arts)

  • Healthy Heroes (Health and Nutrition)

  • Green Team (S.T.E.M)

  • Artistic Explorers (Visual Arts)

  • Curious Cooks (Health and Nutrition)

  • Daring Detectives (STEM)

  • Fit 4 Life (Health and Nutrition)

  • Kids on the Move (Health and Nutrition)

  • The Book Worms (Literacy)

  • Awesome Artists (Visual Arts)

  • Hip Hoppers (Performing Arts)


Pre-Kindergarten Programming

We utilize the interdisciplinary units of study from NYC Pre-K for all for our class instruction.

We utilize the interdisciplinary units of study from NYC Pre-K for all for our class instruction.

In our, full-day, high-quality P.S. 361 Q Pre-K, teachers are sparking wonder and igniting learning in our students.  Our Pre-K for All program gives our students stronger math and reading skills in elementary school and a better chance at success in life.  Students are in a safe learning environment with opportunities to explore, create, and participate in engaging learning activities and to interact with other children and teaching staff.  Students learn through engaging in centers and through daily opportunities for play.  Language development and social and emotional development are a primary focus for our students.  As an Explore track school, our students also have instruction in mathematics through the use of the Building Blocks curriculum.

Unit 1: Welcome to Pre-K Explore

Unit 2: My Five Senses Explore

Unit 3: All About Us Explore

Unit 4: Where We Live Explore

Unit 5: Transportation Explore

Unit 6: Light Explore

Unit 7: Water Explore

Unit 8: Plants Explore

Unit 9: Babies Explore

Unit 10: Transformation Explore


Learn More About How to Help Your Pre K Child at Home